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Shows expanding to evening hours

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Carlson Aug 3, 2013. 2 Replies

I'm new to AFI but have been doing shows for 20 years.  Locally (central Florida) it seems some art shows are expanding their hours to include Friday nights.  I'm wondering if that's a trend here or…Continue

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Chris Carlson commented on Kathleen J. Clausen's blog post What to do: Jewelry artists, how to handle touching and trying-on considering the Covid situation?
"Just this morning I read a wonderful article in The New Yorker entitled, Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, A Regimen for Reentry. I hope every art show director reads it and considers this when advertising their show - promote the use of masks among both…"
May 15
Chris Carlson commented on Kathleen J. Clausen's blog post What to do: Jewelry artists, how to handle touching and trying-on considering the Covid situation?
"These are great ideas!  I just looked at the UV portable sanitizer - it looks like a great option - and I might even find some of my stones are fluorescent! Never realized getting a signature was optional in person-perfect. Kathleen, your…"
May 14
Chris Carlson commented on Kathleen J. Clausen's blog post What to do: Jewelry artists, how to handle touching and trying-on considering the Covid situation?
"Along those same lines of protecting ourselves and our customers (I’m also an “elderly” jewelry maker) I’ve been wondering about credit card transactions where I routinely hold somebody’s credit card to read the chip…"
May 14
Chris Carlson commented on Nels johnson's blog post Art Fiesta, New Smyrna Beach— more fiesta than art
"I was there - across from the bird houses and carved tikis - but I had a completely different experience.  I’ve done this show for most of the past 25 years. Yes, the setup time was changed but I think it was for this year only because of…"
Feb 25
Chris Carlson replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Brutal feedback, please?
"Cindy has given you great advice! When I started out over 25 years ago, I also did my share of church parking lots and other crafty venues.  With regard to your display, I notice you have an easel with a sign and your table right in front of…"
Jul 1, 2019

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At 12:01am on August 5, 2013, Connie Mettler said…

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